Wardant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The founding heritage of the Wardant family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Wardant comes from when one of the family worked as a guard or watchman. Interestingly, the name Wardant was originally from the Anglo-French word wardein, meaning guardian.
Early Origins of the Wardant family
The surname Wardant was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Wardant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wardant research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1352, 1379, 1627, 1614, 1640, 1716, 1664, 1683 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Wardant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wardant Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Wardant has been spelled many different ways, including Warden, Wardan, Werden and others.
Early Notables of the Wardant family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Warden, English politician, Member of Parliament for Hereford in 1614; and Sir John Werden (also Worden), 1st Baronet Cholmeaton in the County of Chester (1640-1716), an English barrister, judge, politician, and diplomat. Born in Cholmeaton, he was the eldest son of...
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Migration of the Wardant family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Wardants to arrive in North America: Thomas Warden settled in Virginia in 1623; James and Joseph Warden settled in New York State in 1804; William Warden settled in Virginia in 1774.
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